US-MX: Washougal 2019 – FULL RACE VIDEOS – heißer Kampf zwischen Roczen und Tomac – Dylan Ferrandis siegt – Ergebnisse und Infos!

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Die Lucas Oil Pro Motocross-Meisterschaft in Washougal hat am Samstag mit dem neunten Lauf der Saison 2019 im legendären Washougal MX Park ihren jährlichen Besuch im malerischen pazifischen Nordwesten angetreten. Der 39. Lauf bot nahezu perfekte Bedingungen und eine riesige Menschenmenge, die sich auf und um die von Bäumen gesäumte Rennstrecke drängte. Es war ein dominanter Nachmittag für den amtierenden 450 Class Champion Eli Tomac, der auf seiner Monster Energy Kawasaki seine wohl beste Leistung der Saison erzielte. In der 250er-Klasse hielt Dylan Ferrandis von Monster Energy / Star / Yamaha Racing den ganzen Nachmittag lang dem starkem Druck der Konkurrenz stand, um seinen zweiten Saisonsieg einzufahren.

Das erste Race der 450er Klasse startete mit einem Holeshot von Monster Energy Kawasaki-Neuling Joey Savatgy, vor Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Fahrer Cooper Webb und Ken Roczen vom Team Honda HRC. Während Savatgy die Führung übernehmen konnte, war Roczen on Fire und stürmte auf Rang zwei vor. Der Deutsche setzte sich dann mit Savatgy an die Spitze und während der Neuling ihn davon abhalten konnte seine erste Führungsrunde in der 450er-Klasse zu übernehmen, machte Roczen kurzen Prozess und übernahm die Führung.

Roczen baute schnell einen Vorsprung von mehreren Sekunden auf, während Savatgy auf dem zweiten Rang kämpfte. Dahinter bildete sich ein Kampf um den dritten Platz, als Webb von seinem Teamkollegen von Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, Marvin Musquin, Jason Anderson von Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing und Tomac unter starken Druck geriet. Musquin machte mehrere Versuche, um seinen Teamkollegen zu umgehen, aber Webb widerstand jedem Angriff. Als Webb sie weiterhin zurückhielt, schloss sich Anderson, Tomac ebenfalls dem Kampf um Platz drei an. Das gesteigerte Tempo dieser Gruppe ermöglichte es ihnen schließlich, Savatgy auf dem zweiten Platz einen einzuholen. Tomac war fest entschlossen, sein fahrerisches Tempo hoch zu halten und war bald auf den dritten Platz von Webb. Anderson versuchte ebenfalls Webb zu folgen, was jedoch erfolglos blieb. Mit seinem außergewöhnlichen Tempo war es nur eine Frage der Zeit, bis Tomac sich seinem Teamkollegen auf Platz zwei näherte und ihn schlussendlich überholte. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt bewegte er sich ungefähr acht Sekunden hinter Roczen. Savatgy verlor weiterhin Positionen und fiel sogar aus den Top Fünf. Webb wurde Dritter, Anderson Vierter und Musquin Fünfter. Während sich Webb und Anderson in einem spannenden Kampf um den letzten Podestplatz befanden, machte sich Tomac auf den Weg zu Roczen. Überholte diesen mit einer kleinen normalen Berührung nach einem Sprung und holte sich mit 8,4 Sekunden Vorsprung den Sieg.

FULL RACE VIDEO – Washougal 450 Moto 2


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Als das 450er Feld in die erste Kurve des zweiten Rennens eintauchte war es erneut Savatgy, der Musquin knapp überholte, um den Holeshot zu holen. Musquin übte sofort Druck aus und konnte Savatgy überholen. Dahinter kämpften die Teamkollegen von Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing, Zach Osborne und Dean Wilson ebenfalls um Top Platzierungen, wurden jedoch bald von Roczen überholt. Tomac irrte indessen mit einem erneut schlechten Start auf Platz 15 im hinteren Fahrerfeld umher.

Musquin kam als Führender aus der ersten Runde gefolgt von Savatgy, Osborne und Roczen. Das frühe hohe Tempo von Roczen erlaubte es ihm sowohl Osborne als auch Savatgy zu überholen und auf den zweiten Platz vorzufahren. Er ließ nicht locker und suchte einen Weg um Musquin zu überholen. Die beiden internationalen Stars legten alles in die Waagschale, aber Musquin konnte dem hohen Druck des Deutschen standhalten und einen Vorsprung von mehr als einer Sekunde rausfahren. Weit hinten machte sich Tomac auf den Weg und ließ den Nachbrenner glühen. Er brauchte nur wenige  Runden, um unter die Top 10 zu kommen und klopfte schon bald an bei Osborne auf Platz 5 an.

Als sich das Race 2 der Halbzeit näherte, machte Anderson einen kontroversen Pass auf Savatgy, um den dritten Platz zu belegen, während Tomac sich kurz danach den fünften Platz von Osborne schnappte. Tomac setzte sich dann gegen seinen Teamkollegen durch und holte ohne große Gegenwehr Platz 4. Anderson und Tomac ließen sich nicht von ihrer langsameren Konkurrenz aufhalten und setzten ihr hohes Tempo fort, um Roczen einholen zu können. Tomac macht mit Anderson gleich kurzen Prozess und arbeitet sich auf Platz 3 nach vorn.

Noch 14 Minuten Fahrzeit sind übrig und Tomac bewegt sich mit vier Sekunden Rückstand hinter Musquin und Roczen. Noch 10  Minuten sind übrig und Tomac schließt auf Roczen auf und es entflammte ein heißer Kampf zwischen den beiden ewigen Konkurrenten. Durch das erhöhte Tempo konnte sie zu Musquin aufschließen und die Action war perfekt. Tomac fand eine Lücke und holte sich auf einer Bergauf-Passage Platz zwei. Er distanzierte sich sofort von Roczen und bedrängte sogleich Musquin.

Der Franzose war in der Lage Tomacs Angriffe durch eine harte Kampflinie abzuwehren. Allerdings wurde Tomacs Geduld hart auf die Probe gestellte, so dass es sich schlussendlich an Musquins Innenseite vorbeidrückte und die Führung übernahm.

Tomac ließ seine Konkurrenten in den letzten Runden weit hinter sich und beendete den Race 2 mit überragenden 11,9 Sekunden Vorsprung auf Musquin – Roczen wurde Dritter.

Tomacs vierter Saisonsieg in der Klasse und sein zweiter 1:1-Sieg in der Saison bedeuten, dass er mit 21 Siegen allein den fünften Platz in der 450-Klasse aller Zeiten belegt und damit auf Augenhöhe mit James Stewart ist.

Ergebnisse / Results 450 – US-MX Washougal 2019

Rider Hometown Motos Machine
1 Eli Tomac Eli Tomac Cortez, CO 1 -- 1 Kawasaki KX
2 Ken Roczen Ken Roczen Mattstedt, Germany 2 -- 3 Honda CRF450
3 Marvin Musquin Marvin Musquin La Reole, France 5 -- 2 KTM 450 SX-F FE
4 Cooper Webb Cooper Webb Newport, NC 3 -- 5 KTM 450 SX-F FE
5 Jason Anderson Jason Anderson Edgewood, NM 4 -- 7 Husqvarna FC 450
6 Zach Osborne Zach Osborne Abingdon, VA 9 -- 4 Husqvarna FC 450
7 Joey Savatgy Joey Savatgy Thomasville, GA 6 -- 6 Kawasaki KX
8 Fredrik Noren Fredrik Noren Sweden 8 -- 8 Suzuki RM-Z450
9 Dean Wilson Dean Wilson Glasgow, United Kingdom 7 -- 10 Husqvarna FC 450
10 Justin Barcia Justin Barcia Monroe, NY 10 -- 9 YAM YZ

 

OVERALL Standings / Meisterschaftswertung 450 – US-MX Washougal 2019

1 Eli Tomac Eli Tomac Cortez, CO 392
2 Marvin Musquin Marvin Musquin La Reole, France 342
3 Ken Roczen Ken Roczen Mattstedt, Germany 335
4 Cooper Webb Cooper Webb Newport, NC 324
5 Jason Anderson Jason Anderson Edgewood, NM 304
6 Zach Osborne Zach Osborne Abingdon, VA 295
7 Justin Barcia Justin Barcia Monroe, NY 221
8 Justin Bogle Justin Bogle Cushing, OK 185
9 Fredrik Noren Fredrik Noren Sweden 182
10 Blake Baggett Blake Baggett Grand Terrace, CA 175

 

FULL RACE VIDEO – Washougal 250 Moto 1


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FULL RACE VIDEO – Washougal 250 Moto 2


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Ergebnisse / Results 250 – US-MX Washougal 2019

Rider Hometown Motos Machine
1 Dylan Ferrandis Dylan Ferrandis Avignon, France 1 -- 1 Yamaha YZ250F
2 Adam Cianciarulo Adam Cianciarulo Port Orange, FL 3 -- 2 Kawasaki KX250F
3 Justin Cooper Justin Cooper Cold Spring Harbor, NY 2 -- 4 Yamaha YZ250F
4 Michael Mosiman Michael Mosiman Sebastopol, CA 7 -- 3 Husqvarna FC 250
5 Chase Sexton Chase Sexton La Moille, IL 4 -- 6 Honda CRF250
6 R.J. Hampshire R.J. Hampshire Hudson, FL 8 -- 5 Honda CRF250
7 Cameron McAdoo Cameron McAdoo Sioux City, IA 6 -- 8 KTM 250 SX-F FE
8 Colt Nichols Colt Nichols Muskogee, OK 5 -- 9 Yamaha YZ250F
9 Alex Martin Alex Martin Millville, MN 13 -- 7 Suzuki Rm-z250
10 Brandon Hartranft Brandon Hartranft Brick, NJ 9 -- 12 Yamaha YZ250F

 

OVERALL Standings / Meisterschaftswertung 250 – US-MX Washougal 2019

Rider Hometown Points
1 Adam Cianciarulo Adam Cianciarulo Port Orange, FL 394
2 Dylan Ferrandis Dylan Ferrandis Avignon, France 366
3 Justin Cooper Justin Cooper Cold Spring Harbor, NY 346
4 Colt Nichols Colt Nichols Muskogee, OK 261
5 R.J. Hampshire R.J. Hampshire Hudson, FL 254
6 Hunter Lawrence Hunter Lawrence Landsborough, Queensland, Australia 233
7 Alex Martin Alex Martin Millville, MN 229
8 Michael Mosiman Michael Mosiman Sebastopol, CA 220
9 Chase Sexton Chase Sexton La Moille, IL 214
10 Shane McElrath Shane McElrath Canton, NC 181

 


The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, made its annual visit to the scenic Pacific Northwest on Saturday, with the ninth round of the 2019 season from legendary Washougal MX Park. The 39th running of the MotoSport.com Washougal National, presented by Peterson CAT, featured near-perfect conditions and a massive crowd packed in and around the tree-lined circuit. It proved to be a dominant afternoon for reigning 450 Class Champion Eli Tomac, who enjoyed arguably his best performance of the season aboard his Monster Energy Kawasaki, sweeping the motos en route to his fourth win of the summer. In the 250 Class, Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis withstood heavy pressure all afternoon to earn his second victory of the season after a sweep of the motos.

The first 450 Class moto got underway with Monster Energy Kawasaki rookie Joey Savatgy capturing his first MotoSport.com Holeshot over Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb and Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen. While Savatgy was able to clear the field and grab hold of the lead, Roczen was on the move and stormed up into second. The German then closed in on Savatgy for the lead, and while the rookie was able to hold him off to lead his first lap in the 450 Class, Roczen pounced to seize control of the moto.

Roczen quickly sprinted out to a multi-second lead over the field, while Savatgy settled into second. Behind them a battle started to form for third, as Webb was under heavy pressure from his Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teammate, Marvin Musquin, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson, and Tomac. Musquin made multiple attempts to get around his teammate, but Webb withstood every attack. This allowed Tomac, who passed Anderson for fifth, to close in and make it a three-rider battle. As Webb continued to hold them off, Anderson joined the fray as well. The increased pace of this group eventually allowed them to take big chunks out of their deficit to Savatgy, in second.

Musquin’s inability to get by Webb proved costly, as Tomac made the pass for fourth. Shortly thereafter, Anderson dropped the Frenchman to sixth. Tomac was determined to keep his forward charge going, and was soon all over Webb for third. A bobble briefly halted the KTM rider’s momentum, which made it easy for Tomac to move into a podium spot. Anderson attempted to follow by Webb as well, but was unsuccessful. With his exceptional pace, it was only a matter of time before Tomac closed in on his teammate for second, and he easily took control of the runner-up spot. At this point, he sat about eight seconds behind Roczen.

Savatgy continued to lose positions and eventually dropped off the podium, and then out of the top five. Webb moved up into third, Anderson into fourth, and Musquin eventually into fifth. As Webb and Anderson engaged in a captivating battle for the final spot on the podium, Tomac was making his march toward Roczen. The Kawasaki rider effectively closed to within striking distance of the lead, and with three laps to go he started to look for a way around. Lapped riders brought them even closer together, but as he tried to make a pass, Tomac tipped over. That gave Roczen some breathing room, but a relentless Tomac closed back in as they approached the white flag. Tomac showed extra aggression as they traversed through the trees on the far section of the track and got alongside Roczen. They made contact, which sent Roczen off the track. Tomac successfully battled his way from eighth out of the first turn to first, and carried on to the win by 8.4 seconds over Roczen, who recovered to finish in the runner-up spot. Webb and Anderson both endured through late crashes to finish in third and fourth, while Musquin ended up fifth.

As the 450 Class field exited the first turn to start Moto 2 it was once again Savatgy, who just narrowly edged out Musquin to sweep the MotoSport.com Holeshots for the afternoon. Musquin applied the pressure immediately and was able to get around Savatgy for the lead. Behind them, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing teammates Zach Osborne and Dean Wilson got great starts as well, but they were soon challenged by Roczen, who was making several passes after starting outside the top five. Tomac was mired about mid pack in 15th.

Musquin completed the opening lap with the lead, with Savatgy, Osborne and Roczen in tow. The early pace from Roczen allowed him to pass both Osborne and Savatgy in one section and move into second. He didn’t let up and looked for a way around Musquin. The sport’s two international stars went at it, but Musquin was able to withstand the early pressure and open up a lead of more than a second. Behind them, Tomac started to make his move through the field. He needed just a couple laps to break into the top 10, and he soon found himself knocking on the door of the top five behind Osborne.

As the moto neared its halfway point, Anderson made a controversial pass on Savatgy to move up to third, while Tomac made his way around Osborne for fifth shortly after that. Tomac then squared in on his teammate, and Savatgy didn’t put up too big of a fight as his teammate made the move for fourth. Free of their slower competition, Anderson and Tomac picked up their pace to try and catch the leaders. An aggressive Tomac didn’t waste any time in trying to get by Anderson, and he took control of third coming down one of the track’s big downhills.

With about 14 minutes left in the moto, Tomac sat four seconds behind Musquin and Roczen. With 10 minutes to go, Tomac caught Roczen, which initiated a battle for second. The increased pace of this battle carried both riders to Musquin and soon the top three were all within two seconds of one another. Tomac found an opening as they reached the top of one of the track’s uphill sections and took it, which moved him into second. He distanced himself from Roczen almost immediately and put the pressure on Musquin.

The Frenchman was able to counter Tomac’s advances and run more defensive lines, which helped him hold Tomac at bay. However, Tomac’s patience was tested during this exchange and he didn’t relent in the next pass attempt. He forced his way to Musquin’s inside and took control of the moto with about three minutes to go. Musquin did well to keep Tomac within reach, but the Kawasaki started to inch away as the race wore on.

Tomac left his rivals behind in the final laps to complete the moto sweep by 11.9 seconds over Musquin. Roczen finished third.

Tomac’s class-leading fourth win of the season, and his second 1-1 sweep of the season, gives him sole possession of fifth on the all-time 450 Class wins list, with 21 victories, breaking a tie with James Stewart.

“On the bike [today] it was like perfection, other than the starts,” said Tomac. “The second moto was pretty much mistake free. Everything was in the right place, at the right time. It’s pretty cool when that happens. That was just a good day on a dirt bike.”

Roczen’s consistent day helped him grab a runner-up finish (2-3), for his first overall podium result since Round 4 at High Point. Musquin rebounded from his slow start to finish third (5-2).

Tomac added even more points to his cushion in the 450 Class standings, where he now sits 50 points ahead of Musquin. Roczen continues to hold onto third, 57 points behind Tomac.

The opening 250 Class moto of the afternoon saw a slew of Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing machines at the front of the field, as Justin Cooper grabbed the MotoSport.com Holeshot ahead of Ferrandis, Ty Masterpool and Colt Nichols. Cooper and Ferrandis were able to put a firm grasp on the top two, but their teammates came under fire from Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Cameron McAdoo and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo. McAdoo soon fought his way up to third, but an aggressive Cianciarulo went on the attack to take over the spot and track down his two championship rivals.

Cianciarulo applied heavy pressure on Ferrandis in the early minutes of the moto, and the two nearly made contact when the Kawasaki rider dove to the inside for a pass attempt, but some slight bobbles caused the championship leader to settle in behind the leading Yamahas. With Cianciarulo on his rear fender, Ferrandis picked up his pace and started to close in on Cooper for the lead. He soon got within striking distance and wasted no time in making a pass happen. The Frenchman moved into the top spot just over 10 minutes into the moto, and in his attempt to follow, Cianciarulo tipped over. He remounted quickly, but ran a distant third.

Once in the lead, Ferrandis put some breathing room between he and his teammate, which allowed him to drop down to a more conservative pace and protect the advantage. As time ran out on the moto, the top three were each separated by about two seconds with two laps remaining. While they were all within reach of one another, their near-identical lap times stabilized the distance between them. Ferrandis carried on to his fifth moto win of the season, 1.9 seconds ahead of Cooper, with Cianciarulo right behind in third. GEICO Honda’s Chase Sexton followed in fourth, while Nichols rounded out the top five.

The deciding 250 Class moto once again saw a slew of Star Yamahas leading the field through the first turn, this time with Nichols earning the MotoSport.com Holeshot ahead of his teammates. However, the field was much more bunched up this time around and it was Ferrandis who emerged with the early lead ahead of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Michael Mosiman and Cianciarulo.

Knowing he needed to act early, Cianciarulo forced the issue with Mosiman and made the pass for second. He kept up the pressure and started to stalk Ferrandis for the lead. The Kawasaki rider showed a wheel in a few spots, but the Frenchman didn’t flinch, and after Cianciarulo briefly went off course if put some distance between the two.

The field settled in through the middle portion of the moto, with Ferrandis maintaining about a second advantage on Cianiarulo. With just under seven minutes left, Cianciarulo started to force the issue and closed to within mere bike lengths of Ferrandis, showing the front wheel of his Kawasaki in a couple spots. However, Ferrandis responded again and extended the lead.

With one lap to go, Cianciarulo let it all hang out to give himself a shot at making a move on Ferrandis, but it wasn’t enough. The Yamaha rider was able to secure the sweep of the day’s motos by five tenths over Cianciarulo. Mosiman followed in a distant third.

It marked the fourth win of Ferrandis’ career, and continues a recent hot streak in which he’s won five of the past 10 motos. Both of the Frenchman’s victories in 2019 have come via 1-1 sweeps, and the Washougal victory couldn’t have come at a more important time in the championship battle.

“It was crazy [in the second moto], but I had a really good start. It was good to get two good starts today. AC [Cianciarulo] was right there with me and I knew we were going to see who is the best,” said Ferrandis. “We were both giving it everything, and the track was so crazy. I really enjoyed battling with AC throughout the moto. I’m going to have to watch this one. I’m just happy to get this win.”

Cianciarulo’s runner-up finish (3-2) continues a streak of finishing on the overall podium at all nine rounds this season. Cooper rounded out the top three in third (2-4).

“You’re conscious of points, but at the same time we’re just racers. After winning a lot this year it’s all I’m craving,” explained Cianciarulo. “I want it. It’s what I expect of myself. I’m happy with all these seconds and thirds, but I’m a little disappointed in myself [today]. I was the fastest guy today, and not to take anything away from Dylan [Ferrandis] because he was riding awesome, but I maybe let that one get away. We’re in a really good position in the championship and I’m feeling great about where we’re at with our program.”

Ferrandis gained eight points on Cianciarulo in the 250 Class standings, where 28 points now separate the lead duo. Cooper maintains his solid hold of third, 48 points out of the lead.

The 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will take its final break in action this summer before returning for its three-round stretch run on Saturday, August 10, at upstate New York’s iconic Unadilla MX.

Quelle/Source: Pro Motocross